Philosophy of Care: As PA-C's, the foundation of our practice is treating patients as more than individual symptoms. We view care as an entire connected system; mental, physical, and emotional states all matter. My goal has always been to be an empathetic and understanding provider. I want to know about you, not just to address chronic and acute conditions, but to create a working relationship that facilitates better health outcomes so you can continue to enjoy life to the fullest.
Why Family Medicine PA-C: I chose Family Medicine because I want to help people lead healthy productive lives regardless of age, gender, or ailment. Our bodies are continuously changing throughout our lives. From prenatal development to advanced years, I have always wanted to be part of that change, helping in preventative care, routine checkups, and diagnosing illnesses and issues.
Personal Interests: My partner, our Great Pyrenees, and I are avid outdoor explorers in all seasons. We spend our time together hiking, backpacking, skiing (backcountry, alpine, and nordic), biking, kayaking, fishing, hunting, foraging, and gardening. If I am not in the clinic, odds are I am out-of-doors enjoying nature.
Education: Undergraduate: Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Ml
Physician Assistant Graduate Program: Heritage University, Toppenish, WA
Organizations: American Academy of Physician Assistants, Washington Academy of Physician Assistants
Certification: National Commission On Certification Of Physician Assistants